Fantasy Cricket – Rare Facts of the Sport for Fans

Are you a super fan of cricket? Do you play online fantasy cricket games? Here are some amazing and interesting cricket facts that you must know whether you are a cricket fan or play fantasy cricket. Some facts are so amazing that you will be astonished like hell after reading them. And some will force you to think hundred times that could it be possible.

Read these 17 interesting facts about Indian Cricket here and play online cricket games at 11wickets App for Android/iOS users.

Century in debut match

Gundappa Vishwanath, Mohammed Azharuddin, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan are the 5 Indian Cricketers to score a century in their debut match.

Dismissed twice in a single day of a test match.

Indian Cricket team is the one and only team who hold the record of getting dismissed twice during a single day in a test match.

The curious case of ‘it will never happen again’

After claiming Sachin’s wicket, Brad Hogg asked him to sign a photograph of the dismissal. Sachin signed and wrote ‘it will never happen again’. And it never did.

Marriage became record hindrance

Bhausaheb Nimbalkar could not break the world record of 452 runs scored by Bradman because he had to go for his marriage. Actually, he had made 432 runs before the final day and he had to go for his marriage on the last day. So, he could not break the record.

Six dismissals in single match

M.S. Dhoni holds the world record of 6 dismissals by a wicketkeeper in a single match. He made this record in 2007 against England.

Playing for Pakistan

Sachin Tendulkar played for Pakistan before India.  It was an exhibition match between the two countries in 1987 and he came in as a substitute fielder for Pakistan.

Centuries ending with 19

The highest scores by Virender Sehwag are 119, 219 and 319 in T20, ODI and test matches respectively.

Sir Don Bradman & hit-wicket dismissal

Lala Amarnath is the only bowler in the world to dismiss the great Sir Don Bradman hit-wicket in Test cricket.

More wickets than runs

Bhagwat Chandrasekhar is the only cricketer in Indian History who has record of taking more wickets than making runs in his career. He took 242 wickets and made only 177 runs in his test career.

No century outside Asia

M.S. Dhoni has not scored any century outside Asia in his career.

The first team to host & win World Cup

In 2011, India became the first team to win the World Cup as hosts of the final match.

Four consecutive Man-of-the-Match

Sourav Ganguly is the only player to win four consecutive Man-of-the-Match awards in ODIs.

Three centuries in first three test

Mohammad Azharuddin is the only batsman to score three centuries in the first three test matches.

Shahid Afridi used Tendulkar’s bat

Shahid Afridi used the bat of Sachin Tendulkar to hit the fastest ODI century of his career.

Batting all five days of test

Ravi Shastri is the only Indian Cricketer to have batted on all five days of a test match.

Stumping out Sir Donald Bradman

Prabir Sen is the only Indian wicket-keeper in the history to stump out Sir Donald Bradman of Australia.

Playing for India and England

Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, grandfather of Saif Ali Khan, was the only Indian Cricketer to have played for two countries. He played for both India and England.

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Fantasy Football – The Soccer Hero Lionel Messi

It is true that a fantasy football team isn’t the same without Lionel Messi in that team! He is regarded by many as one of the football greats of all times. This is not without reason.

Having an incredible football record especially with FC Barcelona, the relation between this Argentine Superstar and the legendary football club has indeed been a very long and special one. Not only with the club, Messi has special connection with fantasy premier league football fans of fantasy app, 11Wickets.

So, he is definitely one of the most loved and followed football star of all times. In case you are a true Messi fan, know about him, what you don’t know. Play fantasy football league choosing him for your next.

He chose the biggest club to score his 500th Goal

With the long relationship that Lionel Messi has had with FC Barcelona it was only inevitable that he would choose the club to score his goal number 500. This is a truly incredible feat indeed. This little genius reached the landmark with a last-minute winner in a 3-2 victory over arch rivals Real Madrid.

Messi has scored in 317 different Barcelona games

This amazing statistic only goes to show that once Messi strikes in a game, Barcelona have a chance of 87% to win that game. So this is why he has been so effective for the club.

Of the 500 Barca Goals Messi has scored 42 of them have been set up by Dani Alves

The former Barca right full back has been the perfect man to assist the little master in many of the goals he has scored for Barcelona.

Messi has scored most goals against Sevilla

When it comes to goals scoring Messi has scored 29 times against Sevilla, 27 times against Atletico Madrid and 24 times against Valencia.

Under football manager Tito Vilanova Messi has had the best record

Under the late Tito Vilanova who was in charge from 2012- 2013 Messi scored 60 goals in 50 games. This averages of about 1.2 goals per match. This is quite remarkable for any football striker.

Messi has scored 37 ha tricks for Barcelona

In this it also includes the four 4 goal hauls and in one game he scored 5 times against Bayer Leverkusen in the year 2012. Thus, 117 of the goals have come just in the form of hattricks. This is an enviable record by any standard for any football striker.

Messi scored 21 times against Diego Alves

It is true that no goal keeper in the world no matter how great would enjoying defending his goal against super striker Lionel Messi. Thus, Goal Keeper Diego Alves Messi must be very sick at the very sight of him. The fact that the little football genius has scored 21 times past him has made things most dreadful.

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Fantasy Cricket – Tales of Most Ducks in Test Career

The purest and longest form of cricket is the Test Cricket. It is the battle of cricketers from two teams spilling their talents on the crease and entertaining us for continuous five days. Along with the live matches the fantasy cricket games are also our entertainer during an on-going test match.

While the batsmen and bowlers play their own role in the field, sometimes they have to reverse their role as well. Like when all the major batsmen of a team have returned to pavilion, the bowlers have to bat and help in adding more runs to the team’s scoreboard and points to daily fantasy cricket players of 11wickets App.

Well, give glance to the bowlers who have hold the bat and scored the maximum ducks in their Test career. Just read on and play online fantasy cricket games and win prizes with your fantasy team.

CA Walsh – West Indies

Courtney Walsh, the former Jamaican fast bowler and the skipper of West Indies team for 22 test matches, sets the highest record of being out at zero run till now. In his career from 1984 to 2001, he played 132 matches and completed 185 innings. He remained not out in 61 scoring a total of 936 runs with 7.54 average and 30 runs being his highest. He scored duck in 43 matches.

CS Martin – New Zealand

Chris Martin is a former New Zealand cricketer and a right-arm fast-medium bowler. He played for the team from 2000 to 2013 and scored 36 ducks in total of his 71 matches played. He was not out in 52 matches scoring 123 runs with an average of 2.36.

GD McGrath – Australia

Glenn McGrath, the fast medium Australian bowler who played from 1993 to 2007 participated in 124 matches and 138 innings. He stayed on the crease playing in 51 matches while got out/ scored duck in 35 matches. Though he was a bowler, his highest score is 61 runs with an average of 7.36.

SK Warne – Australia

Shane Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers in the history of the game, this Australian bowler played from 1992 to 2007 in 145 matches and 199 innings. His highest runs in 99 with 17.32 average with a total of 3154 runs. He remained not out in 17 matches while scored duck in 34.

M Muralitharan – Sri Lanka

Muttiah Muralitharan, the Sri Lankan bowler who is regarded as the greatest test bowler, played for the team and rocked the world cricket from 1992 to 2002. He played in 133 matches and 164 innings. He scored 1261 runs with 67 as his highest score and 11.67 average. He was not out in 56 matches and scored duck in 33.

SCJ Broad – England

Stuart Broad, the former English skipper and bowler, has a cricket career from 2007 to 2018. He played in 124 matches and 180 innings. He scored 3064 runs with 169 as his highest score and 19.39 average. He was not out in 22 matches and scored duck in 30.

Z Khan – India

Zaheer Khan is the former Indian cricketer who played from 2000 till 2014. He was the second-most successful Indian pace bowler in Test cricket, after Kapil Dev. He played in 92 matches and 127 innings. He scored 1231 runs with 75 as his highest score and 11.95 average. He was not out in 24 matches and scored duck in 29.

I Sharma – India

Ishant Sharma is the fast medium bowler who plays for the Indian team since 2007. . He has played in 87 matches and 120 innings. He scored 622 runs with 31* as his highest score and 8.07 average. He was not out in 43 matches and scored duck in 28.

M Dillon – West Indies

Mervyn Dillon, the Jamaican fast medium bowler, has played for the West Indies team from 1997 till 2004. . He played in 38 matches and 68 innings. He scored 549 runs with 43 as his highest score and 8.44 average. He was not out in 3 matches and scored duck in 26.

CEL Ambrose – West Indies

Sir Curtly Ambrose, another Jamaican right arm fast bowler, has played for the West Indies cricket team from 1988 to 2000. He played in 98 matches and 145 innings. He scored 1439 runs with 53 as his highest score and 12.40 average. He was not out in 29 matches and scored duck in 26.

*Records have been compiled as on December 31, 2019

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Fantasy Cricket – Most Catches in an Innings of ODI

If a team’s fielding performance is excellent, the team can win a match and you can win fantasy cricket games at 11wickets App.

Haven’t you witnessed any daily fantasy cricket match where the fielder of one cricket team and performed better than they have performed while batting and yet their good fielding has saved them from losing a match.

We hope to witness this sort of thrilling cricket match soon and play fantasy cricket with the same excitement.

Let’s make a list of those players who have taken maximum catches in one inning of an ODI match. Read on:

JN Rhodes – South Africa

Jonty Rhodes, the legendary South African batsman who was also known as one of the greatest fielder in the world of cricket, played in test cricket and ODI matches from 1992 to 2003. In the 4th Match of C.A.B. Jubilee Tournament (Hero Cup) at Mumbai on November 14 1993, playing against West Indies, Rhodes took 5 catches. South African team won that match by 41 runs.

Saleem Malik – Pakistan

The Pakistani cricketer and a right-handed middle order batsman for the team, Saleem Malik records of taking 4 catches in one innings. The match was against New Zealand, 3rd ODI during the New Zealand tour of Pakistan at Sialkot on December 2 1984. However, in spite of all good performance of Malik, New Zealand won the match by 34 runs.

SM Gavaskar – India

One of the greatest opening batsmen of all time and surely the most successful, Sunil Gavaskar is the third in our list. Playing against Pakistan, Gavaskar took 4 catches in the 1st Match of Rothmans Four-Nations Cup at Sharjah on March 22 1985. India won the match by 38 runs.

RB Richardson – West Indies

Sir Richie Richardson is the former cricketer and captain of the West Indies cricket team. While playing against England in the 1st ODI during West Indies tour of England at Birmingham on May 23 1991, Richardson took 4 catches. But England won the match by 1 wicket, with 32 balls remaining.

KC Wessels – South Africa

Kepler Wessels played for South African team. While playing against West Indies, he took 4 catches in the 1st ODI during South African tour of West Indies at Kingston on April 7 1992. West Indies won the match by 107 runs.

MA Taylor – Australia

Mark Taylor, the masterful former opening batsman of Australian team, has the record of taking 4 catches in an innings. He was playing against West Indies in the 3rd Match of Benson & Hedges World Series at Sydney on December 8 1992. Australian team won that match by 14 runs.

*Records have been compiled as on December 31, 2019

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Fantasy Cricket Trivia – 13 Interesting Women Cricket Facts

Women’s Cricket has given us some of the best players from around the world, whom we can select in our fantasy cricket team. Many of the players have achieved something in their cricket career.

There are many unknown but interesting facts about the Women’s cricket players. You as the online fantasy cricket fans will be surprised to know of the achievements of women involved in the sport. They have made the entire world proud with their accomplishments, especially proven to those people who cannot see that men and women are equals.

We have compiled some of the unnoticed Women’s Cricket Facts, just to enlighten ourselves towards this format and play the next daily fantasy cricket match at 11wickets App that involves women players well.

First women’s cricket match

The very first Women’s cricket match was traced in 1745, between Bramley and Hambledon in Surrey, England.  The match was viewed by large number of spectators.

First double hundred by women

The first double hundred in international was scored by a woman. Belinda Clark former cricket player from Australia (1991 to 2005) has set this record and is inducted into ICC’s hall of fame.

Women’s World Cup

Women’s World Cup is two years older than Men’s World Cup. The first world cup was held in England, and won by the hosts in a one-sided final against Australia.

First official women’s cricket

The first official women’s cricket was played in 1934, and it took 40 years to start women’s cricket in India.

India in Asia Cup

The Indian women cricket team won their first Asia Cup in 2004. They subsequently won 3 more Asia Cups.

Youngest women player

Pakistan’s Sajjida Shah is the youngest player to appear in international cricket, playing against Ireland at the age of 12. She also holds the record for the best bowling figures in a one-day international, taking 7 wickets for just 4 runs against Japan.

Safety comes first

Like men women’s delicate parts need protection too. Women players also wear abdomen protector. The female version has a kit with box, cup and abdomen guard.

The curious case of batter

The right term for a woman player in field who is in main role with bat is not a ‘batsman’ or ‘batswoman’ but ‘a batter.’ Commentators often use the term batsman.

First double century in cricket came from women

Sachin Tendulkar is not the first cricketer to score a Double-century in a One-Day International. Belinda Jane Clark of Australia is the first cricketer to score a Double-century. She scored 229* against Denmark in 1998, which was unbeaten till 2018.

Highest score in women’s ODI cricket for India

Jaya Sharma’s 138* against Pakistan in 2006 is the highest score in women’s ODI cricket in India.

Indian best innings bowling

Neetu David from India has the best innings bowling analysis in women’s Test matches, having taken 8 for 53 against England.

400 plus runs in women’s ODI

New Zealand women’s cricket team holds the record of scoring 400 plus runs in all the three ODIs of a series. They played against Irish women’s cricket team and scored 491/4, 418 and 440/3 runs.

Highest team totals

The top 4 highest team totals in Women’s ODIs are by New Zealand Women’s Cricket Team.

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Fantasy Football – Last Minute Tips to Play the Game Online

It’s the season for the intense fantasy football action. When you are the active player of 11Wickets App and playing the fantasy premier league, you will be pulling your hair out. This is as you try and mastermind your strategies and score points in game after game. And the ultimate purpose for this is entertainment, showing off sports knowledge and win handsome amount of cash prizes.

Of course, being shrewd and sensible in the fantasy football league market is always vital. But success isn’t just about getting tips on which players to buy.

On that front, then, we’ve got you covered as here we’re offering up a few tips on how to get the very best out of your online football game team.

Avoid choosing expensive players

It is thrilling to get tempted by the glamourous footballers’ names, but your fantasy team you need to be investing your budget wisely. And that means you cannot afford to pay out heavy points for popular players’ selection. And also, you cannot spend heavily on the entry fees of the contests.

Take chances

Most of the games have surprise elements, be that players or team. Sometimes the players with lower points play well in the next matches and bring you lot of scores in the fantasy scoreboard. Selecting one or two players with lower credit points may not work out. But at times, miracle happens.

Penalties in game is the key of success

It’s clearly always good to have a penalty taker or two in your team. It would be well advised to go hard on getting as many penalty takers in your side as possible. For the first few games, logic would dictate that we’ll see more penalty kicks than normal. As such, penalty takers are going to be even more key than normal. On the flip side of this, of course, those goalkeepers famed for their penalty-saving abilities could also offer up the possibility of some high points returns.

Avoid doubling up

At rare times, having two or three players from the same club in the same section of your team can work brilliantly, but for the most part you should be looking to avoid doing this. Simply put, having two defenders from the same club isn’t worth the risk. Sure, the potential rewards could be a couple of clean sheets and maybe some bonus points, but it only takes one goal to be conceded before your looking at a poor points tally for two of your starting XI.

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Fantasy Football – Amazingly Longest Football Goals

In the history of football, there have been some truly astonishing goals scored by the talent football players around the world. So, with 11Wickets App for the fantasy football fans, we have rounded up some of the longest football goals.

Read about these footballers before you pick your fantasy premier league football team online for the next football match, play and win matches.

Asmir Begović (100.5 yards)

The match between Stoke City and Southampton ended in a tie, but it was a tie no one would ever forget. Stoke City’s goalkeeper Asmir Begović shocked us all when he scored from a long goal kick. The goal that no one saw coming earned him a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest goal scored in football at 91.9 meters – which is the equivalent of 100.5 yards or 301 feet, 6 inches.

Matías Dituro (est. 95-100 yards)

Goalkeeper Matías Dituro ended the game with a bang by scoring this long goal from his own penalty area in the 95th minute. The final score was 3-1. While this goal was not officially measured, we estimate its distance at around 100 yards.

Tim Howard (est. 95-100 yards)

Tim Howard’s near-100-yard free kick against Bolton Wanderers earned him a spot on the list of goalkeepers who have scored from a far. Howard has referred to his goal as “cruel” and refused to celebrate out of sympathy against the opposing team’s goalkeeper, Adam Bogadan.

Andy Lonergan (est. 95-100 yards)

Andy Lonergan found the back of the net after scrambling to find open players out on the field. Beautiful punt on his side, terrible goalkeeping on the other side.

Mohd Syamsuri Mustafa (est. 95-100 yards)

From one goal post to another. Malaysia’s keeper, Mohd Syamsuri Mustafa, punted the ball over everyone’s heads and it bounced right into the back of the net.

David Bingham (est. 90-95 yards)

Those who showed up for a midweek friendly left with one memorable experience. San Jose Earthquakes backup goalkeeper David Bingham proved himself by showing everyone that goalkeepers can score too. This stunning goal started from a punt about 90 yards out and ended with nothing but excitement and cheer.

Paul Robinson (est. 80 yards)

Tottenham’s goalkeeper Paul Robinson added a 80-yard goal to his career after scoring his first-ever goal off a free kick against Watford. His first goal was for Leeds United when he headed in a goal against Swindon Town in a League Cup tie.

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Fantasy Cricket – Bowlers Taking 7+ Wickets in ODI Matches

The bat and ball in cricket is just like two sides of a coin. Without both of them the game is not complete. That is the reason in the daily fantasy cricket games; we create a balance of both of the players to make a perfect playing XI and compete with the other teams.

Setting up high records is very tough in the limited over matches like the ODI and T20 matches as compared to the test cricket matches. However, if we take the instance of bowlers, we can see that in online fantasy cricket leagues at 11wickets App, we get to score more points with the bowler performing tight in a match, like dismissing lots of batsmen.

Let’s find out the bowlers who have taken 7 wickets and more in one ODI. Read them on and play fantasy cricket at trusted platforms namely the new app of 11Wickets.com (website launched in June 2018.)

Chaminda Vaas from Sri Lanka

Chaminda Vaas, the left-arm fast-medium of Sri Lankan team ranks the top in dismissing. On 8 December 2001, he records 8/19 against Zimbabwe in Colombo. He holds the economy rate of 2.37 in 8 overs of bowling.

Shahid Afridi from Pakistan

The Pakistani skipper and all-rounder Shahid Afridi who was famous for his legbreak googly took 7/12 against West Indies on 14 July 2013 in Providence. He holds the economy rate of 1.33 in 9 overs of bowling.

Glenn McGrath from Australia

The right-arm fast-medium former Australian Glenn McGrath cricketer took 7/15 against Namibia in Potchefstroom on 27 February 2003. He holds the economy rate of 2.14 in 7 overs of bowling.

Rashid Khan from Afghanistan

The talented young cricketer of Afghanistan Rashid Khan, who is terrific in his legbreak googly took 7/18 against West Indies in Gros Islet on 9 June 2017. He holds the economy rate of 2.07 in 8.4 overs of bowling.

Andy Bichel from Australia

The right-arm fast-medium former Australian bowler, Andy Bichel took 7/20 against England in Port Elizabeth on 2 March 2003. He holds the economy rate of 2.00 in 10 overs of bowling.

Muttiah Muralitharan from Sri Lanka

The former talented cricketer of Sri Lankan cricket team who is rated as one of the best bowler and is famous for his right-arm off break bowling style, Muttiah Muralitharan took 7/30 against India in Sharjah on 27 October 2000. He holds the economy rate of 3.00 in 10 overs of bowling.

Tim Southee from New Zealand

The right-arm medium-fast bowler of New Zealand cricket team, Tim Southee took 7/33 against England in Wellington on 20 February 2015. He holds the economy rate of 3.66 in 9 overs of bowling.

Trent Boult from New Zealand

The left-arm medium-fast bowler of New Zealand cricket team, Trent Boult took 7/34 against West Indies in Christchurch on 23 December 2017. He holds the economy rate of 3.40 in 10 overs of bowling.

Waqar Younis from Pakistan

The former Pakistani right-arm fast bowler, Waqar Younis is considered as one of the greatest bowlers. He took 7/36 against England in Leeds on 17 June 2001. He holds the economy rate of 3.60 in 10 overs of bowling.

Aqib Javed from Pakistan

Right-arm fast-medium former Pakistani cricketer and pace bowler, Aqib Javed took 7/37 against India in Sharjah  on 25 October 1991. He holds the economy rate of 3.70 in 10 overs of bowling.

Imran Tahir from South Africa

The Pakistani born South African bowler famous for leg break googly, Imran Tahir took 7/45 against West Indies in Basseterre on 15 June 2016. He holds the economy rate of 5.00 in 9 overs of bowling.

Winston Davis from West Indies

This former West Indies cricketer is the first to take 7 wickets in a single ODI match. Winston Davis, who was right arm pacer, took 7/51 against Australia in Leeds on 11 June 1983. He holds the economy rate of 4.85 in 10.3 overs of bowling.

*Records have been compiled as on December 19, 2019

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Fantasy Cricket – Highest Totals at Sharjah Cricket Stadium

One of the factors in selecting a dream team in online fantasy cricket is the pitch condition. During the 1980s and 1990s, Sharjah was the regular stadium to arrange international cricket matches. It was the period when Sharjah stadium roared into life with all the international team playing matches there.

After 2001, the stadium’s influence declined because of the controversies. And because BCCI decided not to let Indian team play in the ground for their rivalry with Pakistan. Now, again fantasy cricket league teams are heading to that ground and matches are being held. Soon Sharjah is going to regain its declined glory.

Let’s talk about the records created at this ground. Take a look at the highest totals at Sharjah Cricket Stadium and keep playing daily fantasy cricket games at 11Wickets App.

Pakistan v New Zealand

Pakistan was playing against New Zealand at the 3rd ODI (D/N) during the New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates at Sharjah on December 14 2014. Batting first, the team made a huge score of 364/7 at a run rate of 7.28. The New Zealand team tried to cope up with the score but went down all at 217 at 38.2 overs. Pakistan won the match by 147 runs.

New Zealand v Bangladesh

During the 4th Match of Austral-Asia Cup at Sharjah on April 28 1990, New Zealand was playing against Bangladesh. The team scored 338/4 at a run rate of 6.76, batting first. In reply Bangladesh made 177/5 in 50 overs. New Zealand won the match by 161 runs.

Pakistan v West Indies

Playing against West Indies, Pakistan was at 2nd ODI (D/N) during West Indies tour of United Arab Emirates at Sharjah on October 2 2016. Batting first, at the end of 50 overs Pakistan made 337/5 with 6.74 run rate. West Indies could reach to 278/7 in their innings of 50 overs. Pakistan won the match by 59 runs.

West Indies v Sri Lanka

During the 5th Match of Singer Champions Trophy at Sharjah on October 16 1995, West Indies and Sri Lanka were playing against each other. Sri Lanka got a target of 334 runs as West Indies scored 333/7 at a run rate of 6.66. The game was exciting and Sri Lanka lost all wickets at 49.3 overs scoring 329 runs. West Indies won the match by 4 runs only.

Afghanistan v Zimbabwe

At the 1st ODI during the Zimbabwe tour of United Arab Emirates at Sharjah on February 9 2018, Afghanistan was playing against Zimbabwe. Afghanistan made 333/5 at 6.66 run rate and in reply Zimbabwe scored just 179 in 34.4 overs. Afghanistan won the match by 154 runs.

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Fantasy Football – The Incredible Mohamed Salah

Whether you have never played fantasy football before or you are a fantasy guru, Mohamed Salah, the superstar of Liverpool Football Club, is one of your best picks for fantasy team at 11Wickets App.

Egyptian International and Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah is one of the gems in the world of soccer and fantasy premier league games.

Scoring goals is constantly on Salah’s mind which has led to his becoming the fastest player in Liverpool history. Selecting him on the fantasy football team almost leads to the win of the dream team.

Let us know the life of this superstar to know him better before we pick him for another fantasy football league game.

Childhood & Early Life

Mohamed Salah was born on June 15, 1992, in Nagrig, Gharbia, Egypt, to average middle-class parents. Mohamed wasn’t good at academics, which worried his parents. Mohamed tried finding the right balance between his academics and football but he could never improve his academics. Football remained his priority all through his childhood and teenage days.

When he wasn’t playing, he was watching football on television. Among his early idols were some Arabic players. His parents wanted a conventional career for him, but unaffected by his parents’ wishes, Salah kept himself completely engrossed in football.

At first, Salah played football just for fun, but he started taking it as a serious career opportunity when he joined a local youth club ‘El Mokawloon’ in Cairo. It was far away from his hometown and he had to change five buses to reach the academy, which further harmed his academics, but his passion for the game kept him focussed.

In May 2010, at the age of 18, he was finally accepted into the senior team of his club. At first, Salah mostly played as a substitute player but eventually, as his game improved, he became a regular forward in the team. Around 2012, the ‘Egyptian Premier League’ faced a shut down and the fate of many of its players became uncertain.

Career Graph of Mo Salah

Creating his own league

When the ‘Port Said Stadium Disaster’ threatened the existence of the ‘Egyptian Premier League,’ Swiss club ‘Basel’ offered him a contract. In April 2012, signed a four-year contract with Basel. He made his ‘UEFA Championship League’ debut in the same year and in the ‘Europa League’, and scored on many crucial occasions to help his team reach the semi-finals, where they eventually lost.

Crucial role in Swiss Super League

Salah played an important role in Basel’s 2012-13 ‘Swiss Super League Championship’ victory, and a great performance in the Swiss Cup, where they finished runners up. In the beginning of the next season, Salah was part of the Basel squad that won the ‘Uhren Cup.’

Playing for Chelsea

He performed very well against Chelsea in two matches within a few weeks, which made the club interested in him. In January 2014, he joined Chelsea.

In February 2014, Salah debuted for Chelsea in the ‘Premier League’ against ‘Newcastle United’ and scored his first goal against Arsenal in March. Before the beginning of the 2014-15 season, it was reported that Salah could go back to Egypt to complete his mandatory military training, but as it turned out, Salah had met the Egyptian Prime Minister and got himself exempted.

Loan to Florentina

In February 2015, Chelsea loaned him to Italian club ‘Fiorentina,’ which was valid until the end of 2015-16 season. On February 14, he made his debut for the club, and at the end of the season, Salah showed his reluctance to join ‘Fiorentina’ back. He was interested in joining another Serie A team ‘A.S. Roma’ instead.

Transferred to Roma

In August 2015, he transferred to ‘Roma’ on loan. In September 2015, ‘Fiorentina,’ miffed with Chelsea’s breach of contract, filed a case, but it was later settled and Salah stayed with ‘Roma.’

By the end of his first season for ‘Roma,’ Salah emerged out as the ‘Best Player’ of the Season and also the top scorer with 15 goals. In 2016, Roma’s management approached him for a permanent deal and he agreed to it. Despite signing a long-term deal with ‘Roma,’ Salah couldn’t resist an offer by ‘Liverpool’ in 2017.

Long-term contract with Liverpool

In June 2017, Salah agreed to a long-term contract with Liverpool for 50 million Pound, which was a club record. He, thus, became Liverpool’s first ever Egyptian player and scored in his debut match against ‘Watford.’ He was named as ‘Player of the Month’ for August by Liverpool fans.

Egyptian Messi’s games

In one of his matches against ‘Watford,’ he scored 4 goals to secure a 5-0 victory for his team. This was his first hat-trick for ‘Liverpool’ and by the end of the season, he emerged as the leading goal-scorer with 36 goals.

He has represented the Egyptian junior teams in U-20 and U-23 teams in 11 games, including the 2011 ‘FIFA U-20 World Cup’ and 2012 ‘Summer Olympics.’ He eventually became a part of the Egyptian national team and played with the team in the 2014 ‘World Cup’ qualifiers, where he scored in almost all games to get his team to the final stages.

In the 2017 ‘Africa Cup of Nations,’ he turned out as one of the leading goal scorers and helped his team to the finals. He also earned a place in ‘CAF Team of the Tournament.’ During the 2018 ‘FIFA World Cup Qualifications,’ he was the top scorer for his team with five goals.

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